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Thursday Shutter Clicks

  • Woo Hoo! Another Thursday evening shutter click get together. This evening we did re-shoots for a couple of the girls from last weeks session. While the girls were busy with make-up, I warmed up by taking some shots of Daiana. One word to describe them BEAUTIFUL! Daiana is quite comfortable in front of, or behind the camera. She understands what a photographer is looking for, and how to project into the lens. This makes her a great inspiration for the photographer she is working with. She is very easy to photograph and extremely photogenic. . . lucky girl!

    I like the over all composition of each of the images, and I felt Daiana’s personality was reflected in every shot. I am most pleased with the ways I photographed her eyes. The only edits I did to the images was to crop, desaturate, and add a little softening. Images shot with high ISO settings, were adjusted to make them less grainy. I did nothing to enhance her eyes in any of these images. Yet, her eyes pop! They look alive and on fire in every shot.
    “Nailed it,” she says with smug self-satisfaction!

    What I like least about some of the images is that they are a bit grainy, and a few are not as sharp as I like, but those are minor details and in my opinion add effect to the final photographs.

    Daiana by Mo Garcia

    These shots were all taken with my Nikon D7K, here are my favorites:

    MOT_0594 MOT_0593 MOT_0589 MOT_0586 MOT_0587 MOT_0576 MOT_0568 MOT_0574 MOT_0554 Daiana


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  • Shooting at Safety Harbor and Philippe Park

    I am always surprised when I think I know everything about a sight that I’ve visited often, and then find historical data I knew nothing about.

    Who knew Odet Philippe invented the GRAPEFRUIT? Yes, invented, that’s what CULTIVATED means. It wasn’t here before him because the Grapefruit is a hybrid! He also is credited with introducing CIGARS to Tampa???? Really? I thought the Cubans did that…LOL! Viva La France!!

    It’d been a while since I visited this  area and I was impressed with how little things have changed.

    Other than the Kapok Tree Restaurant being gone, and Safety Harbor Spa taking it’s place,

    and a few new art shops. . .

    Like “Funks Way!” (note the play on “Feng Shui“) Anyway, little else has changed.

    Funks Way’s cool eclectic benches!

    We really enjoyed visiting the local eateries, and had lunch at the Athen’s Restaurant.

    The staff is marvelous, and the food authentically good! We had Gyros and hot Baklava, and the best Iced tea.

    And, after all the walking you are sure to do, treat yourself to a sweet delight here.

    Or stop here to quench your thirst.

    Everything is as I remember it.

    Quaint, cozy, and friendly.

    There always seems to be some artsy event taking place. On this trip we happened upon a Birthday Celebration for the United States Marines,

    Yes, more food,

    All kinds of people, and plenty of vendors selling their wares . . .

    Sailing Yachts to make you dream . . .
    Prepping for Photos!

    The Pin-Up Girls of Pin-Ups America were great!!!

    The Park seemed smaller than I remember, but I didn’t venture into the bicycle trails, I just stayed close to the bay.

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